Roberta Jo “Bobbie” Earl (nee Treon) passed away peacefully on February 18, 2023 at the age of 92. She was born August 19, 1930 to Robert and Helen (Miller) Treon. She married Richard H. Earl on June 8, 1952 and together they had three children Kathy (Ted) McKinnis, Tamara (Mike) Hoffman, and R. Kelton “Kelly” Earl. She had an intense love for family.
She was blessed with six grandchildren Adam (Samantha) Shank, Ethan (Tia) Shank, Kelsey Shank, Benjamin (Brianna) Hoffman, Patrick (Martin Bielat) Hoffman, and Christopher (Shannon) Hoffman.
She was doubly blessed with six great grandchildren Ainsley, Elsa, and Isaac Shank, and Kora, Kinley, and Kenna Hoffman, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She attended Minster High School and later graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio in 1952. She was a talented pianist and taught music in the Dayton City school system. She and her family moved to Wooster in 1958 where they were the proprietors of Amster Shoe Store.
Over her lifetime she held a number of positions and was involved in many ministries through Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster. She was also a direct care volunteer with Hospice of Wooster for over 25 years. Over the years, she was a member of many organizations of which two of her favorites were Junior Women’s Guild and the Women’s Committee for the Wooster Symphony Orchestra. She was an avid reader, golfer, gardener, and hostess. She knew how to throw a party.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard “Dick” Earl and her only brother James F. Treon.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 11:00am at Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster with Dr. Rev. Kevan Franklin officiating.
The service will be livestreamed on FaceBook and YouTube from www.trinityucc.org
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Her family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Westview Manor as well as the radiation staff at the outpatient pavilion of Wooster Community Hospital, for the compassion and care they gave her over the last few months.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
So sorry about your Mother
Bobby was such a special person. Our prayers are with the family.
Thank heavens for Grandma Bobbie! We will be ever grateful that we knew her … and sad she’s gone.
My condolences to Bobbie’s family.
As a 15 year old high schooler I and a friend worked for Mr and Mrs Earl. They were great for a couple High School kids in 1972. Ten years later I came to know their good friends the Richard Riggles. We had many good times talking about Mr and Mrs Earl and the shoe store days. I would see Mrs.Earl in the community ever since and we would always talk. She was a wonderful woman I am proud to have known. My condolences to the Family.
I send my condolences to the family
of Bobbie’s family. My mother Verla Beaver spent many good times with Bobbie. My thoughts are with the family.
My heart broke when I received this news. In my book, Bobbie was one of the greatest. My sympathies and prayers to each of you as you mourn the loss of an incredible woman…Becky
Oh my. Such a grand and gracious glamorous lady. Forever in my heart. Love to her and for the family and she blessed with her spectacular life. You will be missed Mrs. E…always
My loving condolences are with my dear Hoffman-Earl families. Bobbi’s spark, her generosity, her laugh and genuine presence remain a beautiful memory.
As you know, Aunt Roberta was my last family tie to my father, James F Treon. I have been so appreciative of our relationship. Aunt Roberta was so kind and open to me and I loved her. I saw my father in her sense of humor. We talked often about family, baseball, politics, and all her children and grandchildren. I will miss those talks. Although I feel sorrow at her passing, I celebrate her long and happy life. God bless all of you!